The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The East Bay submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $44 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the East Bay region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 721 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 67% of the office spaces in the East Bay are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,700 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class B.